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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 30: Catcher Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians tags out Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning during a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

A Recent History of One Run Affairs

In a complete reversal of the past few seasons, the Indians must have been so excited to see the Tigers come to town on May 3rd. In their previous three game series in late April, the Indians swept Detroit with a run differential of 18 to 5. After the first 2-1 win, the Indians scored […]

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Who Should be the Indians Fifth Starter?

Although it seems like we’ve already answered this question, an injury to Carlos Carrasco and control issues for Cody Anderson have brought back up a look into the Indians depth chart. Thanks to a pair of off-days, the Indians were able to navigate the past time through the rotation with a four man crew; Corey […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Comparing Aprils

Last season, the Indians finished 81-80, a largely disappointing season considering the lofty expectations they had entering the year. The poor showing was primarily due to the Indians’ very poor performance in April, a month that saw the Indians begin the season with a record of 7-14, and they spent the rest of the season […]

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 1: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely into second base with a double in the eighth inning during MLB game action as he evades the tag by Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays on September 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

April 2016 Cleveland Indians Player Power Rankings

One month of Indians baseball is now in the books and considering the injuries and early issues, it has to be considered a success. Instead of looking at the group as a team, however, we will now break them apart and rank them all according to their production in the first month. The first Power […]

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The Kid is Alright – Naquin Impressive in First Month

In any baseball game there are moments where you can look back and say, if this did not happen, the other team would have won or if one player was absent from the lineup that the results would have been different. In a one run game, this can be even more extreme. This line of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.    (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trevor Bauer And Changes To The Rotation

On April 9th, the newly renovated center-field scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago received a christening. A drone, flown by one of the Cleveland Indians players, crashed into the new giant screen: With little effort, it’s easy to conclude that it was Trevor Bauer‘s drone that bombarded video board. The eccentric righty hopes that recording […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 13, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Cody Allen Is Legit Trash – Indians Twitter Strikes

In lieu of our normal analysis, I thought we would take a look at the analysis of some Tribe fans on twitter yesterday, particularly considering the Indians closer Cody Allen. Since this is a G rated site, I had to do some sifting, but below are some good ones. When can we cut Cody Allen, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 6: Left fielder Jose Ramirez #11 and center fielder Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians drop a fly ball hit by Chris Young #30 of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on April 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jose Ramirez; Tyler Naquin

An Early Look at Jose Ramirez, Outfielder

Jose Ramirez is the kind of baseball player everyone should love. He’s enthusiastic, talented, fast, has a good glove and is only 23 years old and already in his fourth MLB season. He has been willing to do everything the team has asked him to do from being a pinch runner to being the starting […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 01:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on August 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lonnie Baseball’s Comeback

The Akron Rubberducks’ Canal park isn’t my normal home field and the same can be said for Cleveland Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall. Even so, in the last week we both had made our way to the gorgeous AA field and again both accomplished something new. I talked to my favorite Indians player, and Chisenhall […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run in the with inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles won 4-3.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Fangraphs New Shift Data Shows What the Expected About Santana and Success for Napoli

In additional to several of the great things fangraphs.com provides fans (imagine that), they’ve added offensive and defensive numbers against different shifts to their data base. For example, in 39 plate appearances through April 16, the Indians are hitting .256 against the traditional shift (24th in baseball). See the explanation below of traditional vs. non-traditional […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 4: Catcher Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox catches the throw as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians scores during the second inning at Progressive Field on October 4, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Line-Up Maximization and Roberto Perez

Going into the season,  the Indians had a last second worry when Roberto Perez showed some concussion symptoms after one of the final Spring Training games in Texas. It wasn’t until the last second that they were able to make sure he passed the concussion protocol and were able to add Joba Chamberlain to the […]

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WE & You: How to be a Less Reactive Baseball Fan

Baseball is an emotional game. This is true on the field, in the stands and for those watching at home, often to an extreme level. In many cases, the reality of the situation doesn’t enter into the equation and it has been this way since the beginning of the game. A pitcher has a better […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Is There a Better Way to Schedule April Play?

The Indians have played fewer games through the first two weeks of the season than any other team and it has reached the point where it seems like the Indians began their slate of game just yesterday, against Tampa. After the Home Opener was called for cold and made up the following day, the final […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Tyler Holt #62 after hitting a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trade Retrospective: James Ramsey and Zach Walters

Over the last few years, the Cleveland Indians’ small trades seemed to have the same feeling you get when you find a $20 bill in your jeans in the laundry. Unless you’re still living in 2008-09 and don’t realize that Carlos Carrasco and Michael Brantley are pretty good, the Indians have been pretty good at […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Why Is April So Cruel?

We often hear about players who start slowly attributing it to the colder weather. Science gives us good reasons to believe that offense should rise as the temperature does. Robert K. Adair’s great book The Physics Of Baseball has a good explanation of why balls carry farther in warm air than in cold, for example. […]

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